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1. Panel Presenations

First, we will explore and discuss local resources available to help employers recruit and retain employees, with an emphasis on non-profit employers (and survey results). For this portion of the meeting we will be joined by a panel. Panelists include:

Mark Shultz – SE MN Regional Market Analyst, DEED

Julie Brock- Workforce Development & Education Director, Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce

Bruce Thompson- Placement Specialist, Workforce Development, Inc.

Julie Nigon - Manager of the Rochester Adult and Family Literacy Program, Hawthorne Education Center

2. Brainstorming and Dialog

During the second half of our meeting, we will engage in brainstorming and dialogue about actions we might take to alleviate some of the pressures related to the current environment.

 3. CNG draft support letter for multi-node transit

 


 

Note:

Prior to the meeting, we would like to hear from you.

Please submit your answers to the following workforce questions by clicking this link.

  1. When it comes to recruiting talent, what is your largest concern or challenge today?
  2. Regarding retaining talent, what is your largest concern or challenge today?
  3. If you could change one thing about your ability as an employer to find and retain qualified talent what would it be?
  4. When you think about recruiting and retaining talent, what types of things do you think could be done, either individually or collectively, to best address your concerns?
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Community Status/News

RT Autism Awareness Foundation Inc Press Release (March 15, 2019)

RT Autism Awareness Foundation has been awarded a grant from the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, for programs and activities supporting the well being of individuals and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Diagnosis.

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Southeastern Minnesota League of Municipalities (SEMLM) (March 13, 2019)

State lawmakers from Southeast Minnesota are pushing to create a $25 million revolving loan fund to spur business and entrepreneurial activity in the region’s towns and cities."

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Isaiah News (March 06, 2019)

Rochester ISAIAH Community Meetings: Recap of 3/3 and Onto 3/31

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Rochester-Olmsted County Youth commission (March 05, 2019)

The Rochester-Olmsted Youth Commission is bringing the Tents of Witness exhibit to Rochester on April 13th – April 16th. 

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Alternative Learning Center - A Success Story (We want you back) (March 05, 2019)

A success story about ALC.  "We want you back" on YouTube. A Hmong student's high school graduation journey after quitting school to work to help support his family at the age of 16.

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Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights) (February 23, 2019)

2019-02-23 2018-2019 Report presented to RPS school board and comparison with 2018 reporting. 

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County prepares pitch for crisis center (February 19, 2019)

"A county proposal to build a mental health crisis center in Rochester cleared a big hurdle this week.."

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